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UND researchers tapped to help improve oil-and-gas safety in Gulf of Mexico

Categories: Aviation, Home Page News

Aerospace, Petroleum Engineering receive $755,000 to study whether aviation safety concepts work for offshore drilling Daniel Kwasi Adjekum, assistant professor of aviation, is the principal investigator on a prestigious grant from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine examining the safety culture of the offshore drilling industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by […]

STEM Café brings blizzard research to downtown craft brewery

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

Aaron Kennedy’s STEM Café idea takes root downtown, brings UND and local expertise to public square Associate Professor Aaron Kennedy (center) and Carl Jones (left) presented the latest installment of “Hopped Up on Science,” which Kennedy has hosted monthly, during the academic year, since fall 2018. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today. A couple years ago, […]

Building a better forecast in ‘Blizzard Alley’

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

UND Atmospheric Scientist Aaron Kennedy seeks answers to the chilling mysteries of winter storms Aaron Kennedy, UND associate professor of atmospheric sciences, braves subzero temperatures to perform maintenance on weather instruments at the Oakville Field Station west of Grand Forks, N.D. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today. It’s that time of year on the Northern […]

NDX-1 on Display at The Design Museum in London

Categories: Home Page News, Space Studies

The NDX-1 Mars prototype spacesuit is currently being displayed at London’s Design Museum during their “Moving to Mars” exhibit. You’ll catch a glimpse of it in their “5 things to do” video.  Visit their webpage at

Framing climate change in society and local governance

Categories: Earth System Science & Policy, Home Page News

On September 24, Rebecca Romsdahl conducted an invited workshop at the 55th annual international Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. Over fifty participants engaged in small group discussions about how climate change is framed in relation to various cultural, social, and political values. They also participated in a role-play exercise to think about […]

UND positioned for future space exploration

Categories: All News, Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News, Space Studies

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine lauds University’s aerospace research by, Patrick Miller NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine visited the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences earlier this month to learn about research being conducted there for the agency and to discuss future collaborations. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today. In a visit to UND recently, […]

The face of weather

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

Fargo-based weather forecaster Lydia Blume credits UND for helping her realize her childhood dream career Now with WDAY-TV’s morning news show, meteorologist Lydia Blume pursued her passion for weather at UND. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today. Few people would call a tornado a “masterpiece.” Lydia Blume is one of them. It was a twister in […]

Grads take flight for weather research

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

UND researchers gain valuable field experience collecting data in the heart of Florida’s coastal storms Boarding a specialized Cessna Citation II Research Aircraft, UND researchers flew in proximity of coastal thunderstorms collecting atmospheric data this summer. The research was conducted on behalf of the U.S. Navy and in partnership with Weather Modification International. Image courtesy […]